Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Computer Science Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Computer Science Degree
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 300 300 348
Rank change year-on-year 0 +48 -19
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 752 731 675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.81% 0.81% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.31% 4.03% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 458 397
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £621 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 14 20
England median hourly rate £33.76 £19.17 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.09% -48.87% +25.00%
10th Percentile £13.43 £11.08 £10.36
90th Percentile £48.75 £34.35 £43.25
UK median hourly rate £33.76 £21.69 £37.50
% change year-on-year +55.65% -42.16% -

Computer Science Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17,466 18,121 20,099
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.92% 20.19% 20.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,719 11,324 12,283
England median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £230 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 773 780 947
England median hourly rate £23.38 £25.50 £25.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -0.62% +35.05%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.07 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.79 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +42.11%

Computer Science Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Computer Science Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree within the England region over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -7 481 £500 +5.26% 384
South East -7 121 £400 +4.92% 113
Midlands +13 59 £378 +17.97% 48
North of England -26 35 £319 -3.41% 87
South West +27 33 £325 -22.62% 38
West Midlands -1 31 £350 +10.24% 38
East Midlands +22 28 £388 +54.23% 10
East of England -32 24 £365 +4.29% 138
North West +12 22 £338 -17.68% 57
North East +2 11 £300 -9.09% 9
Yorkshire +18 2 £363 -3.33% 21
Computer Science Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Computer Science Degree.

1 749 (99.60%) Degree
2 717 (95.35%) Computer Science
3 272 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
4 196 (26.06%) Java
5 188 (25.00%) Finance
6 155 (20.61%) JavaScript
7 149 (19.81%) C#
8 141 (18.75%) Linux
9 139 (18.48%) SQL
10 131 (17.42%) HTML
10 131 (17.42%) TDD
11 122 (16.22%) Scrum
12 121 (16.09%) Python
13 117 (15.56%) Microsoft
13 117 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
14 108 (14.36%) Git (software)
15 103 (13.70%) Continuous Integration
16 101 (13.43%) CSS
17 100 (13.30%) Software Engineering
17 100 (13.30%) AngularJS
18 99 (13.16%) C++
19 97 (12.90%) QA
20 96 (12.77%) Windows
21 94 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
22 93 (12.37%) BDD
23 91 (12.10%) Test Automation
23 91 (12.10%) .NET
24 90 (11.97%) SQL Server
25 88 (11.70%) Mathematics
26 86 (11.44%) HTML5

Computer Science Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (3.19%) Apache Spark
2 22 (2.93%) Elasticsearch
3 18 (2.39%) CMS
3 18 (2.39%) Confluence
4 17 (2.26%) OpenStack
5 14 (1.86%) MS Exchange
5 14 (1.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 14 (1.86%) SharePoint
6 11 (1.46%) Apache
7 10 (1.33%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.06%) nginx
8 8 (1.06%) Skype for Business
9 7 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 7 (0.93%) Apache Solr
10 6 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.66%) IIS
12 4 (0.53%) Drupal
12 4 (0.53%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.40%) Umbraco
Applications
1 16 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.53%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.27%) Simulink
6 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.40%) Radian6
2 3 (0.40%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (0.40%) Social Studio
3 2 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.27%) HiPortfolio
3 2 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.27%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.13%) Magento
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 94 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (8.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (4.12%) npm
4 25 (3.32%) Office 365
5 16 (2.13%) OpenShift
6 13 (1.73%) PaaS
7 11 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (1.46%) GitHub
8 10 (1.33%) Serverless
9 8 (1.06%) Amazon S3
9 8 (1.06%) IaaS
10 7 (0.93%) SaaS
11 6 (0.80%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.66%) Heroku
12 5 (0.66%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 5 (0.66%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 4 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.53%) CloudFront
14 3 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.52%) Internet
2 33 (4.39%) HTTP
3 25 (3.32%) TCP/IP
4 23 (3.06%) DNS
5 22 (2.93%) Firewall
6 14 (1.86%) LAN
6 14 (1.86%) WAN
7 12 (1.60%) DHCP
7 12 (1.60%) LDAP
7 12 (1.60%) SSL
7 12 (1.60%) VPN
8 10 (1.33%) Bluetooth
8 10 (1.33%) Kerberos
8 10 (1.33%) Wireless
9 9 (1.20%) FTP
10 8 (1.06%) SAN
11 7 (0.93%) BIG-IP
12 6 (0.80%) NAS
12 6 (0.80%) SSH
12 6 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (11.97%) SQL Server
2 50 (6.65%) NoSQL
3 49 (6.52%) Relational Database
4 46 (6.12%) Big Data
5 36 (4.79%) MySQL
6 30 (3.99%) MongoDB
7 24 (3.19%) Hadoop
8 22 (2.93%) Apache Cassandra
9 20 (2.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (2.53%) Redis
11 18 (2.39%) Oracle Database
11 18 (2.39%) PostgreSQL
12 15 (1.99%) HBase
13 13 (1.73%) Apache Hive
13 13 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (1.46%) Power BI
15 10 (1.33%) RDBMS
15 10 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 8 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
16 8 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 108 (14.36%) Git (software)
2 73 (9.71%) JIRA
3 41 (5.45%) Jenkins
4 39 (5.19%) gulp
5 37 (4.92%) webpack
6 33 (4.39%) Selenium
7 31 (4.12%) Cucumber
7 31 (4.12%) Karma Test Runner
8 30 (3.99%) Jasmine
9 29 (3.86%) Bitbucket
10 27 (3.59%) Protractor
11 25 (3.32%) Maven
12 24 (3.19%) TeamCity
13 22 (2.93%) Gradle
14 21 (2.79%) Visual Studio
15 20 (2.66%) Subversion
16 19 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
17 18 (2.39%) Xcode
18 16 (2.13%) Mercurial
19 13 (1.73%) GitLab
General
1 188 (25.00%) Finance
2 79 (10.51%) Banking
3 45 (5.98%) Front Office
4 28 (3.72%) Telecoms
5 27 (3.59%) Investment Banking
6 21 (2.79%) Electronics
6 21 (2.79%) Publishing
7 20 (2.66%) Marketing
8 19 (2.53%) Retail
9 16 (2.13%) Financial Institution
10 15 (1.99%) Games
11 14 (1.86%) Advertising
12 13 (1.73%) Automotive
13 11 (1.46%) Legal
14 7 (0.93%) Italian Language
15 6 (0.80%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.80%) Spanish Language
16 5 (0.66%) Back Office
16 5 (0.66%) German Language
17 4 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 361 (48.01%) Developer
2 76 (10.11%) Java Developer
3 64 (8.51%) Analyst
4 52 (6.91%) Senior Developer
5 50 (6.65%) C# Developer
6 42 (5.59%) Software Engineer
7 37 (4.92%) Architect
8 32 (4.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 28 (3.72%) .NET Developer
9 28 (3.72%) Consultant
10 27 (3.59%) iOS Developer
11 25 (3.32%) Senior Java Developer
12 24 (3.19%) JavaScript Developer
13 23 (3.06%) Full Stack Developer
14 22 (2.93%) Python Developer
14 22 (2.93%) SQL Developer
15 19 (2.53%) Data Scientist
15 19 (2.53%) Software Developer
16 18 (2.39%) Administrator
17 17 (2.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (17.42%) HTML
2 101 (13.43%) CSS
3 100 (13.30%) AngularJS
4 91 (12.10%) .NET
5 86 (11.44%) HTML5
6 77 (10.24%) Web Services
7 69 (9.18%) RESTful
8 54 (7.18%) REST
9 52 (6.91%) Spring
10 44 (5.85%) JSON
11 41 (5.45%) ASP.NET
12 40 (5.32%) Sass
13 37 (4.92%) jQuery
14 36 (4.79%) XML
15 35 (4.65%) Hibernate
15 35 (4.65%) React
15 35 (4.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 35 (4.65%) WPF
16 34 (4.52%) Node.js
17 31 (4.12%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 717 (95.35%) Computer Science
2 117 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (5.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 37 (4.92%) Mobile App
5 35 (4.65%) Algorithms
6 30 (3.99%) User Experience
7 28 (3.72%) Data Structures
8 23 (3.06%) Management Information System
9 18 (2.39%) Fintech
10 17 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
11 14 (1.86%) iPad
11 14 (1.86%) iPhone
12 13 (1.73%) Credit Risk
12 13 (1.73%) Fixed Income
13 11 (1.46%) Data Centre
13 11 (1.46%) Derivative
14 9 (1.20%) Clustering
14 9 (1.20%) Social Media
14 9 (1.20%) Virtual Team
15 8 (1.06%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 141 (18.75%) Linux
2 96 (12.77%) Windows
3 53 (7.05%) Unix
4 47 (6.25%) Android
5 38 (5.05%) Apple iOS
6 34 (4.52%) Windows Server
7 11 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (1.20%) Windows 10
8 9 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.80%) Solaris
9 6 (0.80%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.40%) CentOS
12 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.13%) Fedora
13 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.13%) OpenVMS
13 1 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (17.42%) TDD
3 122 (16.22%) Scrum
4 103 (13.70%) Continuous Integration
5 100 (13.30%) Software Engineering
6 93 (12.37%) BDD
7 91 (12.10%) Test Automation
8 88 (11.70%) Mathematics
9 81 (10.77%) OO
10 70 (9.31%) SDLC
11 59 (7.85%) Multithreading
12 58 (7.71%) DevOps
12 58 (7.71%) Open Source
13 51 (6.78%) ITIL
14 50 (6.65%) Project Management
15 48 (6.38%) Analytics
15 48 (6.38%) SOA
16 42 (5.59%) Front End Development
17 39 (5.19%) CRM
17 39 (5.19%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 196 (26.06%) Java
2 155 (20.61%) JavaScript
3 149 (19.81%) C#
4 139 (18.48%) SQL
5 121 (16.09%) Python
6 99 (13.16%) C++
7 44 (5.85%) Ruby
8 42 (5.59%) C
9 39 (5.19%) ES6
10 32 (4.26%) PowerShell
10 32 (4.26%) Scala
11 30 (3.99%) Perl
12 27 (3.59%) ES7
13 24 (3.19%) Apple Swift
14 23 (3.06%) Bash Shell
15 19 (2.53%) Objective-C
16 18 (2.39%) Shell Script
17 17 (2.26%) R
17 17 (2.26%) T-SQL
18 15 (1.99%) PHP
Qualifications
1 749 (99.60%) Degree
2 60 (7.98%) Master's Degree
3 48 (6.38%) Security Cleared
4 34 (4.52%) SC Cleared
5 26 (3.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (3.32%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (3.32%) Numerate Degree
7 13 (1.73%) CCIE
7 13 (1.73%) CCNA
7 13 (1.73%) CCNP
8 12 (1.60%) CISSP
8 12 (1.60%) MCP
8 12 (1.60%) MCSE
9 8 (1.06%) CCDP
9 8 (1.06%) PMI Certification
9 8 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (0.93%) CCIP
10 7 (0.93%) CCSA
10 7 (0.93%) CCSE
10 7 (0.93%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (12.90%) QA
2 20 (2.66%) SLA
3 8 (1.06%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.06%) GDPR
4 7 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.80%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.40%) MiFID
7 2 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.27%) EMIR
7 2 (0.27%) IFRS
7 2 (0.27%) RosettaNet
7 2 (0.27%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.27%) UCITS
8 1 (0.13%) Basel II
8 1 (0.13%) FINRA
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 37 (4.92%) Docker
2 30 (3.99%) Active Directory
3 24 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (2.79%) Hyper-V
5 15 (1.99%) HDFS
6 13 (1.73%) Xen
7 7 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.66%) XenApp
8 5 (0.66%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.66%) XenServer
9 4 (0.53%) Firmware
9 4 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.40%) vSphere
11 2 (0.27%) KVM
11 2 (0.27%) QEMU
11 2 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.13%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.13%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 34 (4.52%) Ansible
2 21 (2.79%) Kubernetes
3 20 (2.66%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (2.66%) SCCM
4 15 (1.99%) Puppet
5 12 (1.60%) Oozie
6 11 (1.46%) Terraform
7 10 (1.33%) Salt
8 8 (1.06%) Backup Exec
9 7 (0.93%) FortiGate
9 7 (0.93%) Hadoop YARN
9 7 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (0.93%) NetBackup
9 7 (0.93%) SCOM
10 6 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 5 (0.66%) Packer
12 4 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
12 4 (0.53%) Nagios
12 4 (0.53%) vCenter Server
13 3 (0.40%) Control-M
Vendors
1 117 (15.56%) Microsoft
2 68 (9.04%) Oracle
3 33 (4.39%) VMware
4 30 (3.99%) Cisco
5 29 (3.86%) Twitter
6 21 (2.79%) Red Hat
7 20 (2.66%) Tableau
8 18 (2.39%) Apple
9 16 (2.13%) CheckPoint
10 14 (1.86%) Google
10 14 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (1.60%) Citrix
11 12 (1.60%) HP
11 12 (1.60%) Splunk
12 11 (1.46%) SAP
12 11 (1.46%) Xamarin
13 10 (1.33%) IBM
13 10 (1.33%) McAfee
14 9 (1.20%) Adobe
14 9 (1.20%) Juniper